Sept. 9, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Former Notre Dame All-America goalie Scott Rodgers was selected by the Minnesota Swarm in Wednesday’s 2010 National Lacrosse League (NLL) Draft. Rodgers was taken in the second round with the 15th overall selection.
Rodgers (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur) is coming off an impressive rookie campaign in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) with the Toronto Nationals, who selected him in the second round of June’s draft. In his first professional season, Rodgers played in eight games with Toronto and ranked second among MLL goalies with a .571 save percentage and third with a 12.26 goals-against average. Rodgers finished fourth in the outdoor league’s rookie of the year voting.
Rodgers was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Championship as he helped Notre Dame reach the title game of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The fifth-year senior made 53 saves (13.25 per game) and surrendered just 23 goals (5.75 per game) during the four games of the tournament.
The Long Island native concluded the 2010 collegiate campaign ranked first nationally in save percentage (.605) and third in goals-against average (7.56). The two-time All-America honoree finished his stellar Notre Dame career with a 24-6 record to go along with a 6.77 goals-against average and a .642 save percentage.
Cody Jamieson (Syracuse) went first overall in the 2010 NLL Draft to the Rochester Knighthawks. The NLL is comprised of 10 teams and the draft features six rounds and 61 total picks. The indoor league’s regular season stretches from January through April.
The owner and president of the Minnesota Swarm is John Arlotta, who made the lead donation for Arlotta Stadium, which is the home to the Notre Dame men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. The multi-million dollar facility opened in October 2009.